The 2021 Yuletide celebration in Emohua Community, Rivers State was funfilled amidst glitz and glamour as the good people of the ancient town came out in their numbers to celebrate Christmas and new year under a peaceful atmosphere with gratitude to God and Ohna Sergent Awuse for a hitch free yuletide as the town literally turned to a carnival city.
The weeklong activities which started from December 23rd 2021 kicked off with the Ohna Awuse cup competition which featured six teams named after different countries. At the grand finale on January 4th 2022, South Africa defeated Ivory Coast with a lone goal and went home with the golden cup and N250,000 cash, while the second position went to Ivory Coast with a cash prize of N150,000, Egypt took third and got N100,000.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the tournament, Mr Nnebuchi Woleru, thanked Ohna Awuse for sponsoring the tournament which has been in existence for the past six years. He described the soccer event as a unifying factor among the youths as the players were drawn from the eight villages in Emohua town. He stressed that they decided to name the teams after countries to avoid acrimony and rancour as was witnessed in previous tournaments.
According to Woleru, the football event helped to ensure peace in the community and contributed in curbing the menace of youth restiveness cultism and other social vices among the youths. He thanked Ohna Awuse for his foresight and for ensuring peace in the town.
Ohna Awuse noted that the purpose of the competition was to encourage the youths to discover and harness their potentials, promote peace and unity among the youths and to change the negative narrative and conduct for which they were known in the past. He thanked them for their peaceful conduct throughout the competition.
Ohna Awuse also ushered in the new year by hosting Ohna Emohua, Eleru-urie, Emohua Council of Chiefs, widows and the youths. He noted that 2022 was a year of peace, unity and freedom as he called for all hands to be on deck to move Emohua to the next level of development and peaceful coexistence.
The yuletide also witnessed masquerade displays and carnivals by the eight villages of Emohua. Speaking at one of the masquerade displays the Chairman of Ohna Mele Masquerade Dance, Mr Ifeanyi Iroh, thanked Ohna Awuse, Barr Chima Obinna and others for sponsoring the masquerade dance which he said had given them a sense of belonging and had helped to promote their age long culture and tradition.
Also speaking the youth Chairman and coordinator of Mgbuetor Carnival, Mr Anachor Emenike noted that the purpose of the carnival was to entertain the youths during the festive period and the carnival symbolises unity, peace and love among the youths. He thanked Hon Collins Amegl Opuel Wordu and other sponsores of the event for making their dream come true and urged others to emulate their kind gestures.
By: Jacob Obinna
Blood Sisters Hits New Milestone, Netflix’s Top 10 List Of TV Shows
Nigeria’s debut Netflix original series ‘Blood Sisters’ has hit a major global milestone with a highly coveted spot on Netflix’s top ten global list of TV shows.
The series released on May 5 is currently number nine on the list with 11 million views recorded in its first week.
Confirming the series latest milestone, Executive Producer, Mo Abudu, wrote on Instagram:
“Blood sisters has made the netflix top ten global list of tv shows, with eleven million hours viewed in the last five days in our first week of launch.this is our time, a tv show made in nigeria for the world.
“From the analysis of this list, we have performed better than some shows made in the UK and the United States of America!!! Last but not the least, I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone that has taken time to watch. Thanks for taking Blood Sisters to the world.”
Written by Craig Freimond, ‘Blood Sisters’ follows best friends on the run after one accidentally murders the other’s abusive fiancé, hours to their wedding. The four-part limited series is directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang with creator credits going to Temidayo Makanjuola.
The series stars Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime in the lead with Kate Henshaw, Kehinde Bankole, Gabriel Afolayan, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Wale Ojo and Genoveva Umeh in supporting roles.
Since its premiere, the series has topped the charts in over 20 countries including the United Kingdom and France.
We Know Nothing About Genevieve’s Condition -Actors Guild
The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has reacted to rumours about the health status of actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
The star actress with about 8.5m followers on Instagram deleted her pictures and video on the platform after she shared some cryptic messages.
This has raised concerns about her safety.
Reacting to the development, the President of the AGN, Emeka Rolland, told The Tide source that he was not aware of Genevieve’s exit on Instagram.
“I will have to reach out to her since I am just getting this news from you now. I have not learnt of that.
“I’ll reach out to her to know whether she is safe or not after your call. I cannot just conclude with hearsay or rumour,” he said.
Songs, Praises As Church Celebrates Mothers’ Day
Last weekend witnessed harvest of songs and thanksgiving as the Baptist Convention Worldwide celebrated this year’s annual Mothers’ Day with the theme: ‘Women as Family Backbone’, amidst thanksgiving, praise and worship in all the Baptist Churches across the state.
In his sermon, at the First Baptist Church, Rumuche Emohua, Rivers State, the Clergy, Rev. Dr Paulinus O. Ezeonye, said, “The day is set aside by the Baptist Convention Worldwide to honour women globally for their numerous contributions towards maintenance of peace, upkeep of the family, well-being of the society and the propagation of the gospel of Christ across the world.”
The event featured gospel music fiesta, Coral rendition, Thanksgiving and Awards, among the awardees was Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche who was elevated to the position of “Ezinne” which literally means Good Mother, Women Leader, one of the highest recognitions for women in the church.
The Vicar said the award to Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche was based on her outstanding performance and selfless service to the growth of the Baptist Church in Emohua Community and the well-being of members of the church, among others.
The Reverend described Ezinne as a virtuous woman, as he maintained that the honour bestowed on her was well-deserved. To buttress the action of the church, Rev (Dr) Ezeonye quoted Proverbs chapter 3 vs 27-28 which states, “Do not withdraw your good to those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neigbhour go and come again tomorrow when you have it with you”. He also stressed that the divine gesture would spur other women to work harder in the Lord’s vineyard.
In her vote of thanks, Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche thanked God and the church for lifting her up among women and promised to work more for the growth of the Christian faith in Emohua Community because to whom much is given, much is also expected.
By: Jacob Obinna &Nancy Briggs
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